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[1] After many days, Yahweh’s word came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, show yourself to Ahab; and I will send rain on the earth.”
[2] Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. The famine was severe in Samaria.
[3] Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared Yahweh greatly;
[4] for when Jezebel cut off Yahweh’s prophets, Obadiah took one hundred prophets, and hid them fifty to a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)
[5] Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go through the land, to all the springs of water, and to all the brooks. Perhaps we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, that we not lose all the animals.”
[6] So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it. Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.
[7] As Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah met him. He recognized him, and fell on his face, and said, “Is it you, my lord Elijah?”
[8] He answered him, “It is I. Go, tell your lord, ‘Behold, Elijah is here!’ ”
[9] He said, “How have I sinned, that you would deliver your servant into the hand of Ahab, to kill me?
[10] As Yahweh your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent to seek you. When they said, ‘He is not here,’ he took an oath of the kingdom and nation that they didn’t find you.
[11] Now you say, ‘Go, tell your lord, “Behold, Elijah is here.” ’
[12] It will happen, as soon as I leave you, that Yahweh’s Spirit will carry you I don’t know where; and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he can’t find you, he will kill me. But I, your servant, have feared Yahweh from my youth.
[13] Wasn’t it told my lord what I did when Jezebel killed Yahweh’s prophets, how I hid one hundred men of Yahweh’s prophets with fifty to a cave, and fed them with bread and water?
[14] Now you say, ‘Go, tell your lord, “Behold, Elijah is here”.’ He will kill me.”
[15] Elijah said, “As Yahweh of Armies lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today.”
[16] So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him; and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
[17] When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?”
[18] He answered, “I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house, in that you have forsaken Yahweh’s commandments and you have followed the Baals.
[19] Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel to Mount Carmel, and four hundred fifty of the prophets of Baal, and four hundred of the prophets of the Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”
[20] So Ahab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together to Mount Carmel.
[21] Elijah came near to all the people, and said, “How long will you waver between the two sides? If Yahweh is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” The people didn’t say a word.
[22] Then Elijah said to the people, “I, even I only, am left as a prophet of Yahweh; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred fifty men.
[23] Let them therefore give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under; and I will dress the other bull, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under it.
[24] You call on the name of your god, and I will call on Yahweh’s name. The God who answers by fire, let him be God.” All the people answered, “What you say is good.”
[25] Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one bull for yourselves, and dress it first, for you are many; and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it.”
[26] They took the bull which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, “Baal, hear us!” But there was no voice, and nobody answered. They leaped about the altar which was made.
[27] At noon, Elijah mocked them, and said, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is deep in thought, or he has gone somewhere, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he sleeps and must be awakened.”
[28] They cried aloud, and cut themselves in their way with knives and lances until the blood gushed out on them.
[29] When midday was past, they prophesied until the time of the evening offering; but there was no voice, no answer, and nobody paid attention.
[30] Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me!”; and all the people came near to him. He repaired Yahweh’s altar that had been thrown down.
[31] Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom Yahweh’s word came, saying, “Israel shall be your name.”
[32] With the stones he built an altar in Yahweh’s name. He made a trench around the altar large enough to contain two seahs° of seed.
[33] He put the wood in order, and cut the bull in pieces and laid it on the wood. He said, “Fill four jars with water, and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.”
[34] He said, “Do it a second time;” and they did it the second time. He said, “Do it a third time;” and they did it the third time.
[35] The water ran around the altar; and he also filled the trench with water.
[36] At the time of the evening offering, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “Yahweh, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word.
[37] Hear me, Yahweh, hear me, that this people may know that you, Yahweh, are God, and that you have turned their heart back again.”
[38] Then Yahweh’s fire fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust; and it licked up the water that was in the trench.
[39] When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces. They said, “Yahweh, he is God! Yahweh, he is God!”
[40] Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal! Don’t let one of them escape!” They seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and killed them there.
[41] Elijah said to Ahab, “Get up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.”
[42] So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he bowed himself down on the earth, and put his face between his knees.
[43] He said to his servant, “Go up now and look toward the sea.” He went up and looked, then said, “There is nothing.” He said, “Go again” seven times.
[44] On the seventh time, he said, “Behold, a small cloud, like a man’s hand, is rising out of the sea.” He said, “Go up, tell Ahab, ‘Get ready and go down, so that the rain doesn’t stop you.’ ”
[45] In a little while, the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
[46] Yahweh’s hand was on Elijah; and he tucked his cloak into his belt and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

1 Kings 18:32 1 seah is about 7 liters or 1.9 gallons or 0.8 pecks

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1 Kings 18 (KJVS)

[1] And it came to pass [after] many H7227 days H3117, that the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 came to Elijah H452 in the third H7992 year H8141, saying H559 (8800), Go H3212 (8798), shew H7200 (8734) thyself unto Ahab H256; and I will send H5414 (8799) rain H4306 upon H6440 the earth H127.
[2] And Elijah H452 went H3212 (8799) to shew H7200 (8736) himself unto Ahab H256. And [there was] a sore H2389 famine H7458 in Samaria H8111.
[3] And Ahab H256 called H7121 (8799) Obadiah H5662, which [was] the governor of [his] house H1004. (Now Obadiah H5662 feared H3373 the LORD H3068 greatly H3966:
[4] For it was [so], when Jezebel H348 cut off H3772 (8687) the prophets H5030 of the LORD H3068, that Obadiah H5662 took H3947 (8799) an hundred H3967 prophets H5030, and hid H2244 (8686) them by fifty H376 H2572 in a cave H4631, and fed H3557 (8773) them with bread H3899 and water H4325.)
[5] And Ahab H256 said H559 (8799) unto Obadiah H5662, Go H3212 (8798) into the land H776, unto all fountains H4599 of water H4325, and unto all brooks H5158: peradventure H194 we may find H4672 (8799) grass H2682 to save H2421 (8762) the horses H5483 and mules H6505 alive H2421 (8762), that we lose H3772 (8686) not all the beasts H929.
[6] So they divided H2505 (8762) the land H776 between them to pass throughout H5674 (8800) it: Ahab H256 went H1980 (8804) one H259 way H1870 by himself, and Obadiah H5662 went H1980 (8804) another H259 way H1870 by himself.
[7] And as Obadiah H5662 was in the way H1870, behold, Elijah H452 met H7125 (8800) him: and he knew H5234 (8686) him, and fell H5307 (8799) on his face H6440, and said H559 (8799), [Art] thou that my lord H113 Elijah H452?
[8] And he answered H559 (8799) him, I [am]: go H3212 (8798), tell H559 (8798) thy lord H113, Behold, Elijah H452 [is here].
[9] And he said H559 (8799), What have I sinned H2398 (8804), that thou wouldest deliver H5414 (8802) thy servant H5650 into the hand H3027 of Ahab H256, to slay H4191 (8687) me?
[10] [As] the LORD H3068 thy God H430 liveth H2416, there is no H3426 nation H1471 or kingdom H4467, whither H834 my lord H113 hath not sent H7971 (8804) to seek H1245 (8763) thee: and when they said H559 (8804), [He is] not [there]; he took an oath H7650 (8689) of the kingdom H4467 and nation H1471, that they found H4672 (8799) thee not.
[11] And now thou sayest H559 (8802), Go H3212 (8798), tell H559 (8798) thy lord H113, Behold, Elijah H452 [is here].
[12] And it shall come to pass, [as soon as] I am gone H3212 (8799) from thee, that the Spirit H7307 of the LORD H3068 shall carry H5375 (8799) thee whither I know H3045 (8799) not; and [so] when I come H935 (8804) and tell H5046 (8687) Ahab H256, and he cannot find H4672 (8799) thee, he shall slay H2026 (8804) me: but I thy servant H5650 fear H3372 (8804) the LORD H3068 from my youth H5271.
[13] Was it not told H5046 (8717) my lord H113 what I did H6213 (8804) when Jezebel H348 slew H2026 (8800) the prophets H5030 of the LORD H3068, how I hid H2244 (8686) an hundred H3967 men H376 of the LORD’S H3068 prophets H5030 by fifty H2572 in a cave H4631, and fed H3557 (8770) them with bread H3899 and water H4325?
[14] And now thou sayest H559 (8802), Go H3212 (8798), tell H559 (8798) thy lord H113, Behold, Elijah H452 [is here]: and he shall slay H2026 (8804) me.
[15] And Elijah H452 said H559 (8799), [As] the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 liveth H2416, before H6440 whom I stand H5975 (8804), I will surely shew H7200 (8735) myself unto him to day H3117.
[16] So Obadiah H5662 went H3212 (8799) to meet H7125 (8800) Ahab H256, and told H5046 (8686) him: and Ahab H256 went H3212 (8799) to meet H7125 (8800) Elijah H452.
[17] And it came to pass, when Ahab H256 saw H7200 (8800) Elijah H452, that Ahab H256 said H559 (8799) unto him, [Art] thou he that troubleth H5916 (8802) Israel H3478?
[18] And he answered H559 (8799), I have not troubled H5916 (8804) Israel H3478; but thou, and thy father’s H1 house H1004, in that ye have forsaken H5800 (8800) the commandments H4687 of the LORD H3068, and thou hast followed H3212 (8799) H310 Baalim H1168.
[19] Now therefore send H7971 (8798), [and] gather H6908 (8798) to me all Israel H3478 unto mount H2022 Carmel H3760, and the prophets H5030 of Baal H1168 four H702 hundred H3967 and fifty H2572, and the prophets H5030 of the groves H842 four H702 hundred H3967, which eat H398 (8802) at Jezebel’s H348 table H7979.
[20] So Ahab H256 sent H7971 (8799) unto all the children H1121 of Israel H3478, and gathered H6908 the prophets H5030 together H6908 (8799) unto mount H2022 Carmel H3760.
[21] And Elijah H452 came H5066 (8799) unto all the people H5971, and said H559 (8799), How long H5921 halt H6452 (8802) ye between two H8147 opinions H5587? if the LORD H3068 [be] God H430, follow him: but if Baal H1168, [then] follow H3212 (8798) H310 him. And the people H5971 answered H6030 (8804) him not a word H1697.
[22] Then said H559 (8799) Elijah H452 unto the people H5971, I, [even] I only, remain H3498 (8738) a prophet H5030 of the LORD H3068; but Baal’s H1168 prophets H5030 [are] four H702 hundred H3967 and fifty H2572 men H376.
[23] Let them therefore give H5414 (8799) us two H8147 bullocks H6499; and let them choose H977 (8799) one H259 bullock H6499 for themselves, and cut it in pieces H5408 (8762), and lay H7760 (8799) [it] on wood H6086, and put H7760 (8799) no fire H784 [under]: and I will dress H6213 (8799) the other H259 bullock H6499, and lay H5414 (8804) [it] on wood H6086, and put H7760 (8799) no fire H784 [under]:
[24] And call H7121 (8804) ye on the name H8034 of your gods H430, and I will call H7121 (8799) on the name H8034 of the LORD H3068: and the God H430 that answereth H6030 (8799) by fire H784, let him be God H430. And all the people H5971 answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799), It is well H2896 spoken H1697.
[25] And Elijah H452 said H559 (8799) unto the prophets H5030 of Baal H1168, Choose H977 (8798) you one H259 bullock H6499 for yourselves, and dress H6213 (8798) [it] first H7223; for ye [are] many H7227; and call H7121 (8798) on the name H8034 of your gods H430, but put H7760 (8799) no fire H784 [under].
[26] And they took H3947 (8799) the bullock H6499 which was given H5414 (8804) them, and they dressed H6213 (8799) [it], and called H7121 (8799) on the name H8034 of Baal H1168 from morning H1242 even until noon H6672, saying H559 (8800), O Baal H1168, hear H6030 (8798) us. But [there was] no H369 voice H6963, nor any that answered H6030 (8802). And they leaped H6452 (8762) upon the altar H4196 which was made H6213 (8804).
[27] And it came to pass at noon H6672, that Elijah H452 mocked H2048 (8762) them, and said H559 (8799), Cry H7121 (8798) aloud H1419 H6963: for he [is] a god H430; either he is talking H7879, or he is pursuing H7873, or he is in a journey H1870, [or] peradventure H194 he sleepeth H3463, and must be awaked H3364 (8799).
[28] And they cried H7121 (8799) aloud H6963 H1419, and cut H1413 (8704) themselves after their manner H4941 with knives H2719 and lancets H7420, till the blood H1818 gushed out H8210 (8800) upon them.
[29] And it came to pass, when midday H6672 was past H5674 (8800), and they prophesied H5012 (8691) until the [time] of the offering H5927 (8800) of the [evening] sacrifice H4503, that [there was] neither voice H6963, nor any to answer H6030 (8802), nor any that regarded H7182.
[30] And Elijah H452 said H559 (8799) unto all the people H5971, Come near H5066 (8798) unto me. And all the people H5971 came near H5066 (8799) unto him. And he repaired H7495 (8762) the altar H4196 of the LORD H3068 [that was] broken down H2040 (8803).
[31] And Elijah H452 took H3947 (8799) twelve H8147 H6240 stones H68, according to the number H4557 of the tribes H7626 of the sons H1121 of Jacob H3290, unto whom the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 came, saying H559 (8800), Israel H3478 shall be thy name H8034:
[32] And with the stones H68 he built H1129 (8799) an altar H4196 in the name H8034 of the LORD H3068: and he made H6213 (8799) a trench H8585 about H5439 the altar H4196, as great as would contain H1004 two measures H5429 of seed H2233.
[33] And he put H6186 the wood H6086 in order H6186 (8799), and cut H5408 (8762) the bullock H6499 in pieces, and laid H7760 (8799) [him] on the wood H6086, and said H559 (8799), Fill H4390 (8798) four H702 barrels H3537 with water H4325, and pour H3332 (8798) [it] on the burnt sacrifice H5930, and on the wood H6086.
[34] And he said H559 (8799), Do [it] the second time H8138 (8798). And they did [it] the second time H8138 (8799). And he said H559 (8799), Do [it] the third time H8027 (8761). And they did [it] the third time H8027 (8762).
[35] And the water H4325 ran H3212 (8799) round about H5439 the altar H4196; and he filled H4390 (8765) the trench H8585 also with water H4325.
[36] And it came to pass at [the time of] the offering H5927 (8800) of the [evening] sacrifice H4503, that Elijah H452 the prophet H5030 came near H5066 (8799), and said H559 (8799), LORD H3068 God H430 of Abraham H85, Isaac H3327, and of Israel H3478, let it be known H3045 (8735) this day H3117 that thou [art] God H430 in Israel H3478, and [that] I [am] thy servant H5650, and [that] I have done H6213 (8804) all these things at thy word H1697.
[37] Hear H6030 (8798) me, O LORD H3068, hear H6030 (8798) me, that this people H5971 may know H3045 (8799) that thou [art] the LORD H3068 God H430, and [that] thou hast turned H5437 their heart H3820 back H5437 (8689) again H322.
[38] Then the fire H784 of the LORD H3068 fell H5307 (8799), and consumed H398 (8799) the burnt sacrifice H5930, and the wood H6086, and the stones H68, and the dust H6083, and licked up H3897 (8765) the water H4325 that [was] in the trench H8585.
[39] And when all the people H5971 saw H7200 (8799) [it], they fell H5307 (8799) on their faces H6440: and they said H559 (8799), The LORD H3068, he [is] the God H430; the LORD H3068, he [is] the God H430.
[40] And Elijah H452 said H559 (8799) unto them, Take H8610 (8798) the prophets H5030 of Baal H1168; let not one H376 of them escape H4422 (8735). And they took H8610 (8799) them: and Elijah H452 brought them down H3381 (8686) to the brook H5158 Kishon H7028, and slew H7819 (8799) them there.
[41] And Elijah H452 said H559 (8799) unto Ahab H256, Get thee up H5927 (8798), eat H398 (8798) and drink H8354 (8798); for [there is] a sound H6963 of abundance H1995 of rain H1653.
[42] So Ahab H256 went up H5927 (8799) to eat H398 (8800) and to drink H8354 (8800). And Elijah H452 went up H5927 (8804) to the top H7218 of Carmel H3760; and he cast himself down H1457 (8799) upon the earth H776, and put H7760 (8799) his face H6440 between his knees H1290,
[43] And said H559 (8799) to his servant H5288, Go up H5927 (8798) now, look H5027 (8685) toward H1870 the sea H3220. And he went up H5927 (8799), and looked H5027 (8686), and said H559 (8799), [There is] nothing H3972. And he said H559 (8799), Go again H7725 (8798) seven H7651 times H6471.
[44] And it came to pass at the seventh time H7637, that he said H559 (8799), Behold, there ariseth H5927 (8802) a little H6996 cloud H5645 out of the sea H3220, like a man’s H376 hand H3709. And he said H559 (8799), Go up H5927 (8798), say H559 (8798) unto Ahab H256, Prepare H631 (8798) [thy chariot], and get thee down H3381 (8798), that the rain H1653 stop H6113 (8799) thee not.
[45] And it came to pass in the mean while H3541, that the heaven H8064 was black H6937 (8694) with clouds H5645 and wind H7307, and there was a great H1419 rain H1653. And Ahab H256 rode H7392 (8799), and went H3212 (8799) to Jezreel H3157.
[46] And the hand H3027 of the LORD H3068 was on Elijah H452; and he girded up H8151 (8762) his loins H4975, and ran H7323 (8799) before H6440 Ahab H256 to the entrance H935 (8800) of Jezreel H3157.

Young’s Literal Translation

1 Kings 18 (YLT)

[1] And the days are many, and the word of Jehovah hath been unto Elijah in the third year, saying, ‘Go, appear unto Ahab, and I give rain on the face of the ground;’
[2] and Elijah goeth to appear unto Ahab. And the famine is severe in Samaria,
[3] and Ahab calleth unto Obadiah, who is over the house-and Obadiah hath been fearing Jehovah greatly,
[4] and it cometh to pass, in Jezebel’s cutting off the prophets of Jehovah, that Obadiah taketh a hundred prophets, and hideth them, fifty men in a cave, and hath sustained them with bread and water-
[5] and Ahab saith unto Obadiah, ‘Go through the land, unto all fountains of waters, and unto all the brooks, if so be we find hay, and keep alive horse and mule, and do not cut off any of the cattle.’
[6] And they apportion to themselves the land, to pass over into it; Ahab hath gone in one way by himself, and Obadiah hath gone in another way by himself;
[7] and Obadiah is in the way, and lo, Elijah-to meet him; and he discerneth him, and falleth on his face, and saith, ‘Art thou he-my lord Elijah?’
[8] And he saith to him, ‘I am; go, say to thy lord, Lo, Elijah.’
[9] And he saith, ‘What have I sinned, that thou art giving thy servant into the hand of Ahab-to put me to death?
[10] Jehovah thy God liveth, if there is a nation and kingdom whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee; and they said, He is not, then he caused the kingdom and the nation to swear, that it doth not find thee;
[11] and now, thou art saying, Go, say to thy lord, Lo, Elijah;
[12] and it hath been, I go from thee, and the Spirit of Jehovah doth lift thee up, whither I know not, and I have come to declare to Ahab, and he doth not find thee, and he hath slain me; and thy servant is fearing Jehovah from my youth.
[13] ‘Hath it not been declared to my lord that which I have done in Jezebel’s slaying the prophets of Jehovah, that I hide of the prophets of Jehovah a hundred men, fifty by fifty in a cave, and sustained them with bread and water?
[14] and now thou art saying, Go, say to my lord, Lo, Elijah-and he hath slain me!’
[15] And Elijah saith, ‘Jehovah of Hosts liveth, before whom I have stood, surely to-day I appear unto him.’
[16] And Obadiah goeth to meet Ahab, and declareth it to him, and Ahab goeth to meet Elijah,
[17] and it cometh to pass at Ahab’s seeing Elijah, that Ahab saith unto him, ‘Art thou he-the troubler of Israel?’
[18] And he saith, ‘I have not troubled Israel, but thou and the house of thy father, in your forsaking the commands of Jehovah, and thou goest after the Baalim;
[19] and now, send, gather unto me all Israel, unto the mount of Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the shrine, four hundred-eating at the table of Jezebel.’
[20] And Ahab sendeth among all the sons of Israel, and gathereth the prophets unto the mount of Carmel;
[21] and Elijah cometh nigh unto all the people, and saith, ‘Till when are ye leaping on the two branches?-if Jehovah is God, go after Him; and if Baal, go after him;’ and the people have not answered him a word.
[22] And Elijah saith unto the people, ‘I-I have been left a prophet of Jehovah-by myself; and the prophets of Baal are four hundred and fifty men;
[23] and let them give to us two bullocks, and they choose for themselves the one bullock, and cut it in pieces, and place it on the wood, and place no fire; and I-I prepare the other bullock, and have put it on the wood, and fire I do not place;-
[24] and ye have called in the name of your god, and I-I call in the name of Jehovah, and it hath been, the god who answereth by fire-He is the God.’ And all the people answer and say, ‘Good is the word.’
[25] And Elijah saith to the prophets of Baal, ‘Choose for you the one bullock, and prepare first, for ye are the multitude, and call ye in the name of your god, and place no fire.’
[26] And they take the bullock that one gave to them, and prepare, and call in the name of Baal from the morning even till the noon, saying, ‘O Baal, answer us!’ and there is no voice, and there is none answering; and they leap on the altar that one had made.
[27] And it cometh to pass, at noon, that Elijah playeth on them, and saith, ‘Call with a loud voice, for he is a god, for he is meditating, or pursuing, or on a journey; it may be he is asleep, an doth awake.’
[28] And they call with a loud voice, and cut themselves, according to their ordinance, with swords and with spears, till a flowing of blood is on them;
[29] and it cometh to pass, at the passing by of the noon, that they feign themselves prophets till the going up of the present, and there is no voice, and there is none answering, and there is none attending.
[30] And Elijah saith to all the people, ‘Come nigh unto me;’ and all the people come nigh unto him, and he repaireth the altar of Jehovah that is broken down;
[31] and Elijah taketh twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of Jehovah was, saying, ‘Israel is thy name;’
[32] and he buildeth with the stones an altar, in the name of Jehovah, and maketh a trench, as about the space of two measures of seed, round about the altar.
[33] And he arrangeth the wood, and cutteth in pieces the bullock, and placeth it on the wood, and saith, ‘Fill ye four pitchers of water, and pour on the burnt-offering, and on the wood;
[34] and he saith, ‘Do it a second time;’ and they do it a second time; and he saith, ‘Do it a third time;’ and they do it a third time;
[35] and the water goeth round about the altar, and also, the trench he hath filled with water.
[36] And it cometh to pass, at the going up of the evening-present, that Elijah the prophet cometh nigh and saith, ‘Jehovah, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, to-day let it be known that Thou art God in Israel, and I Thy servant, that by Thy word I have done the whole of these things;
[37] answer me, O Jehovah, answer me, and this people doth know that Thou art Jehovah God; and Thou hast turned their heart backward.’
[38] And there falleth a fire of Jehovah, and consumeth the burnt-offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and the water that is in the trench it hath licked up.
[39] And all the people see, and fall on their faces, and say, ‘Jehovah, He is the God, Jehovah, He is the God.’
[40] And Elijah saith to them, ‘Catch ye the prophets of Baal; let not a man escape of them;’ and they catch them, and Elijah bringeth them down unto the stream Kishon, and doth slaughter them there.
[41] And Elijah saith to Ahab, ‘Go up, eat and drink, because of the sound of the noise of the shower.’
[42] And Ahab goeth up to eat, and to drink, and Elijah hath gone up unto the top of Carmel, and he stretcheth himself out on the earth, and he placeth his face between his knees,
[43] and saith unto his young man, ‘Go up, I pray thee, look attentively the way of the sea;’ and he goeth up and looketh attentively, and saith, ‘There is nothing;’ and he saith, ‘Turn back,’ seven times.
[44] And it cometh to pass, at the seventh, that he saith, ‘Lo, a little thickness as the palm of a man is coming up out of the sea.’ And he saith, ‘Go up, say unto Ahab, ‘Bind-and go down, and the shower doth not restrain thee.’
[45] And it cometh to pass, in the meantime, that the heavens have become black-thick clouds and wind-and the shower is great; and Ahab rideth, and goeth to Jezreel,
[46] and the hand of Jehovah hath been on Elijah, and he girdeth up his loins, and runneth before Ahab, till thine entering Jezreel.